One 83

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One 83

1608 First Ave., between 83rd & 84th St., New York, NY

Phone: (212) 327-4700, Fax: (212) 327-4747

Website: http://www.one83restaurant.com/

 

Cuisine: Classic Italian

Owner’s: Milan Licul, Omer Grgurev, Freddie Grgurev, Branko Turcinovic

Seating Capacity: Bar: 20

Main Dining Room: 65

Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday-Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Lunch & Brunch Sat. & Sunday

Bar: Monday-Sunday, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Garden

Price Range: Appetizers: $8.25 – $13.50. Pasta: $16.75-$21.25
Entrées: $23.95 – $32.25. (Whole Fish, Market Price)

Desserts: $7.50

Wines: An eclectic and fine selection, including Italian, American, French & The World. 8 Wines By The Glass: $8-$8.50. Bottle Range: $38-$225. Good Selection $50 & Under.

Credit Cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Reservations: Recommended for Dining Room

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Review By Nancy Walman

The space that previously housed a haute French restaurant (La Fourchette), an upmarket wine-bar-cum-restaurant (a branch of the successful Merchants NY) and Aïgo, which featured pan-Mediterranean cuisine, has now found its true calling. Now five years old, One83 gets our vote as one of the best classic Italian restaurants on the Upper East Side, with prices a notch below its competitors. Its four owners are responsible for some of Manhattan’s most solid Italian restaurants and the remake of Delmonico’s. Service is far more polished than one encounters in this class of restaurant. From the front of the house, to waiters and busboys, everyone seems to be doing something — and — doing it well.

Housed in a colorful space that evokes the true spirit of Italy, One83 has a warm and inviting interior with an array of midnight and sky blues, and copper and golden hues. The 65-seat dining room is complemented by light woods and multi-level suede squares that line the ceiling and are the color of the deep blue Mediterranean sky. The restaurant also offers al fresco dining in a lovely garden blooming with fresh greens and flowers.

Such appetizers as imported prosciutto, asparagus and the finest mozzarella available will delight you, as will a fritto misto of fried calamari, shrimp, cod and zucchini in a zesty tomato sauce. All pasta dishes can be ordered in half portions. Standouts include homemade linguini with fresh clams, Italian bacon, chilies and white wine and fettuccine with baby sweet peas and an aromatic meat sauce.

Entrees, often a letdown at NY Italian restaurants, excel at One83. You’ll love wild king salmon, encrusted with herbs in a lemon-chardonnay sauce and “long bone” veal chop in Barolo wine sauce. Remy Djelosevic, the charming restaurant manager and captain, will select the perfect bottle and there are fine wines by the glass starting at $10 as well as an excellent bar. Service is polished and personal.

Desserts are light and refreshing or sinfully rich. Whatever you choose, be sure to include the mixed berries in a cold Zabaglione sauce and the especially memorable Italian cheesecake. Wonderful coffee and biscotti are lovely conclusions. ONE83, 1608 First Ave., between 83rd & 84th St., is an island of civility, a personal favorite and rates A Major on The Walman Report.

Copyright 2009 By Punch In International. All Rights Reserved.

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THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT RUN AT THE OLD VIC IN LONDON,

ALAN AYCKBOURN’S COMIC TRILOGY

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS

OPENS APRIL 23 AT BROADWAY’S CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE

FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT OF 16 WEEKS

AYCKBOURN’S MASTERPIECE, DIRECTED BY MATTHEW WARCHUS

AND FEATURING THE ORIGINAL CAST, BEGINS PREVIEWS APRIL 7

Alan Ayckbourn’s comic trilogy of plays, THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, will come to Broadway directly following its sold out critically acclaimed run in London. The production, the latest success for The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, will play for 16 weeks only. THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, directed by Matthew Warchus, opens Thursday, April 23 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). Previews begin Tuesday, April 7.

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Delicatessen Makes Changes

Delicatessen Steps Back, Re-evaluates, and Makes Changes
10% Food Discount for Previews Offered Through Friday, February 13, 2009

Bustling since opening its doors in July 2008, Delicatessen has attracted a loyal following. After addressing numerous food reviews and re-evaluating its menus, the popular Soho eatery now announces a new chef team, a revamped menu and a new beverage program. To preview these changes, a 10% discount for 10 days only will be offered on all food now through February 13th.

“It became clear that we needed to make some changes to the menu and overall operation if we were going to achieve our goal of being a great neighborhood restaurant with enough edge to appeal to destination diners,” says owner Mark Amadei.

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shrinking wallets, equal more beer cocktails

Because of shrinking wallets, we’re seeing more beer cocktails on the menu…

 

Brew Tuesday at Artisanal

In keeping with our winter themed nights (Monday Night is Comfort Food at Artisanal), we’ve created Brew Tuesdays. Our craft beers (regularly $7 to $13) will be half price on Tuesday night. Chef Brennan has added Choucroute Garni and Flambée, two classic Alsatian dishes that pair nicely with beer, to the menu on Tuesdays. And to enjoy any night: new Beer Cocktails ($12 to $14) such as East Side Story (Hofbrau Hefe-Weisen, Ten Cane Rum, Fresh Lime Juice and Muddled Mint) and Cabo San Lager (Radeberger Lager,

Chinaco Blanco Tequila and Fresh Lime Juice).www.artisanalbistro.com. 212-725-8585. 32nd Between Park and Madison.

Red Hot Poker Drinks at L’Ecole Restaurant

Dave Arnold, the Director of Culinary Technology at The French Culinary Institute, has custom built a Red Hot Poker (pictured above) to be used in creating new hot alcoholic drinks at L’Ecole Restaurant at the school. The high heat from the poker– which heats to 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit– creates a “caramelized note” not created by other forms of heat, he said. Come try, The Red Hot Manhattan (sazerac rye and vermouth) or The Red Hot Ale (amber ale and cognac) for $12 each at L’Ecole Restaurant at The French Culinary Institute, 462 Broadway at Grand, New York City. www.frenchculinary.com/lecole. 212-219-3300. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.

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The Inn of The Five Graces

The Place to Stay in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Named Distinctive Destination for 2009 by National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Inn at The Five Graces is the only Relais & Châteaux property in town

At the end of the oldest inhabited street in the country is tucked the most exclusive boutique hotel in the state: it’s The Inn of The Five Graces, the only Relais & Châteaux property in New Mexico, and its historic location, Santa Fe, has just been named a Distinctive Destination for 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an honor it bestows on only a dozen communities every year.

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WARWICK HOTEL IN LYON IS YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION

WARWICK HOTEL IN LYON IS YOUR FRENCH CONNECTION
FOR A FORMULA ONE RACING EXPERIENCE

La Reine Astrid, a four-star Warwick Hotel located in the historic city of Lyon, France, has announced a new package certain to start hearts racing among those who relish the unequalled power, skill and adrenaline of Formula One racing. Available throughout 2009, the Formula One Experience package combines a VIP stay at this luxury residence with the chance to test your racing skills behind the wheel of the most realistic Formula One racing simulator in the world. La Reine Astrid in Lyon is an ideal side trip from Paris (it can be reached in just under two hours via the Thalys Fast Train). Guests visiting from the U.S. can take advantage of a recently inaugurated Delta Airlines non-stop flight between New York’s JFK International Airport and Lyon.
The Formula One Experience package is being offered in conjunction with I-WAY of Lyon, which opened in June 2008. The company’s six Formula One simulators offer an experience almost indistinguishable from actually steering a multi-million dollar race car in one of the race world’s most prestigious events. In fact, with 850 horse power, 19,000 RPM and almost 2 g-force, the driving experience is so physically and mentally intense that guests are advised to bring an additional shirt to change after their race has ended.

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